Sturgeon Bay City Council Approves Two Recommendations on West Side Waterfront

Two recommendations related to the Sturgeon Bay west side waterfront were approved on majority votes during the council’s regular meeting Tuesday at city hall. On a five to two vote, the council gave the go-ahead for staff to apply for a DNR Knowles-Nelson Stewardship local assistance grant that could lead to the construction of bathroom facilities on the former Door County Cooperative property. City Community … Continue reading

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DCVB Selects CTA Award Winner

The Door County Visitor Bureau selected a northern Door County businessman to bestow its 2015 Certified Tourism Ambassador award on during a special travel and tourism week luncheon Tuesday in Sturgeon Bay. The award went to Paul Thacker, owner of the Baileys Harbor Campground. The CTA’s, as they are commonly referred to, have gone through a program provides training intended to help individuals engage in … Continue reading

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Skatepark Initiative Fundraising for Park Amenities

The Sturgeon Bay Skatepark Initiative has received a $10,000 matching grant to provide amenities for the popular park on the city’s west side. An anonymous donor set up the matching challenge. The skatepark initiative planned its fundraising effort in two phases. The first phase raised $420,000 to build and open the park near west side field. Now, about $20,000 is needed to provide some amenities … Continue reading

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Former Humane Society Executive Makes Initial Court Appearance

The former Executive Director of the Door County Humane Society made an initial appearance in Door County Circuit Court Monday to answer to felony charges of theft from a business setting and identity theft. Thirty nine year old Carrie Counihan is accused of taking nearly $23,000 from the organization and using it for personal purposes during her tenure. Eleven counts of identity theft are related … Continue reading

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Grant Funding Could be used for West Side Waterfront

While discussions about the configuration of the public access areas of Sturgeon Bay’s west side waterfront are ongoing, some action is being taken. For instance, the city council recently agreed to keep the process moving with regard to funding for the infrastructure related to the site formerly owned by the Door County Cooperative. On Tuesday, the council will consider a resolution that would allow for … Continue reading

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Visitor Spending Up in Door County

Visitor spending in Door County was up $14.6 million in 2014. According to a report released by the Wisconsin Department of Tourism, visitors to Door County spent $313.4, supporting 3,029 jobs and providing $66.3 million in labor income. Visitor spending also generated $34 million in state and local taxes. An increase of $1.5 million, or 4.65% over 2013. Jack Moneypenny, President and Chief Executive Officer … Continue reading

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Jim Olson Makes Major Financial Committment to Boys & Girls Club

Jim Olson Motors in Sturgeon Bay has made a major financial commitment to the Boys and Girls Club of Door County. The local firm has committed to being the presenting sponsor for the annual golf outing at Horseshoe Bay in June over the next five years, along with a $25,000 pledge toward constructing a technology center at the club facilities in downtown Sturgeon Bay, for … Continue reading

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Bridge Maintenance Next Week in Sturgeon Bay

A crew from the Department of Transportation will be returning to Door County next week for spring maintenance and cleaning work on Sturgeon Bay’s three bridges. The work is routine, but is expected to result in both road and marine traffic impacts. The schedule is as follows… Monday Michigan Street Bridge…8:00 am to 3:00 pm…With flaggers Tuesday Michigan Street Bridge…8:00 am to 3:00 pm…Full Closure … Continue reading

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Vacancy on Door County Board

The resignation of Door County Board Supervisor Tim O’Connor, effective Friday, has created a vacancy in the 5th Supervisory District. The district encompasses ward one in the Town of Nasewaupee and ward two in the Town of Gardner. Residents of the district wishing to be considered for appointment to the vacant seat must submit a letter of interest to: County Board Chairman Dan Austad in … Continue reading

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Washington Island Looking for a Superintendent…Again

When it comes to the Superintendent’s position, it appears that it’s back to the drawing board for the Washington Island School District. WDOR News has learned that current Superintendent Tammy Kielbasa informed the board of education Monday of her decision to leave the island school as of June. Kielbasa signed on as Superintendent last year after Tim Raymond moved on. She had been an elementary … Continue reading

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